Sunday, June 21, 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Hello Everyone,

Spiritual Sundays is where you can write a little something spiritual, a favorite scripture, poem, song or even a prayer. It is hosted by Charlotte and Ginger. Click on the picture to join or to read other Spiritual Sundays posts.

I asked God to take away my pain.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a by-product of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said . . . Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.

--Author Unknown--

I like this poem it is a reminder to me that some of the things that we ask God for are things that we can obtain on our own. It really is up to us on whether we decide to be happy or sad. If we are angered by people it is up to us to decide whether or not we are going to let those people take our joy from us. Like we may ask God for something, but we can't just sit at home and wait for it to happen. It is up to us to get out there and try to get it if we have done all that we can then go to God and tell him you need His help.
We as Christians have to be active, we can't expect God to obtain or do everything for us.

Click on the picture above and hop over to see others' Spiritual Sundays. Until next time

Have a blessed day!


Clif said...

How true this is. We need to talk to God about everything and then we need to be sure to listen to what He is telling us to do. Then we need to do it knowing that we move forward with His strength and grace.

LT said...

What a wonderful poem and a great reminder! Thank you for sharing that!

Anonymous said...

I've seen variations of this poem and I always think it's good. In fact, I had already written a Spiritual Sundays post for my blog with a similar poem on it but decided to post something else today. I'll probably use it for next week's post.
Thank you for sharing with us today.

enchanting cottage said...

This is a great poem!!I have never heard this before and I loved it.
Thank-you so much for sharing it today.


Smilingsal said...

Thank you for sharing. Happy Sunday.

Cathy said...

This is such a great poem!!! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

God bless you!!!

Karen said...

What a great blog. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Ms.Daisy said...

I have a poem very similar to this one - it's just slightly different. I'll probably post it on another Spiritual Sundays post.Thank you for sharing this one with us today! It really makes you think!


Ashley ~ said...

I wanted to pop over and say thanks for stopping by yesterday*! I hope you had an awesome Father's Day weekend, and are having a great Monday afternoon*! ((hugs))